Lightning strikes … four times

March 18, 2011 in Quizzes

On Wednesday night, the local football club, Ballyhaunis Town FC held a table quiz in The Hazel Bar, Ballyhaunis.  Twas nice to have a relatively local quiz to go to – usually I have to drive through Ballyhaunis and then on to Claremorris or somewhere even more exotic.

It’s not often (i.e. never) that I’ve based a post around the raffle that took place on the night but today will be an exception.

Let me explain: as with almost every quiz you’ll attend, this one featured raffle tickets being sold at half-time.  Ger was away from the table at this point but myself, my dad and father-in-law all bought tickets (as you do). Normally, neither I nor any of my team-mates ever seem to feature in the prize-winning, when the tickets are drawn out of the hat.  However, on Wednesday night, for the first time in my life the opposite problem occurred.  Between the three of us with tickets, we won four different prizes!  This level of success became embarrassing, to be quite honest with you.  My own win came third in the sequence and things were already becoming shameful.  Even though there were several bottles left on the table, I opted for some chocolates!

Bizarrely, we weren’t the only multiple winners in the draw.  Two other fellows in the bar ending up winning two and three prizes.  I think the rest of the crowd were on the verge of revolution by the end!

And then we ended up winning the quiz.

Questions we missed:

  1. What is the capital of the US State of Oregon?
  2. What is the name of Spiderman’s girlfriend?
  3. What letter represents 500 in the Roman numeral system?

That’s it! We finished on 94/100, with our three other lost points going over two audio rounds.  Would you have recognised:

  1. The intro to: ‘Dirty Diana’ by Michael Jackson.
  2. The intro to: ‘The Climb’ by Miley Cyrus.
  3. The intro to the theme from Channel 4 Racing.

Well done, if so.

Picture round:

There was also a dingbats round but I’m not going to bother uploading it here as it only contained three new images that aren’t already on this site.

Give them a go.  I’ll post the answers tomorrow.

2 responses to Lightning strikes … four times

  1. 1-since when has there been a Ballyhaunis Town
    2- yes to 1& 3
    3- my god is there any other picture of enda

  2. 1. For shame, I didn’t know this myself. The good lady wife assures me it’s Salem.
    2. Originally, Gwen Stacy. Later on, Mary Jane Watson.
    3. I believe it’s D.

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